Our administration teams consist of a Laboratory Manager, Operations Team, Personal Assistant (PA), Data Coordinators and a Reception Team.
Our administration teams are pivotal in not only supporting the clinical team administratively, but in ensuring that every participant through our doors feels welcomed and that their time in our facility is a pleasant one.
I joined Sheffield Teaching Hospitals in January 2022 as Laboratory Manager for both the NIHR Sheffield Clinical Research Facility (CRF) and the Cancer Clinical Trials Centre (CCTC). I have worked in laboratories since 2008 and have 5 years of clinical research experience.
My role involves working closely with the operational and clinical teams across both units to ensure the highest laboratory standards are upheld through the use of robust, aligned procedures, audits, and a standardised training programme within each laboratory.
I have recently joined the Operations Team as a Data Assistant, having worked in the NIHR Sheffield Clinical Research Facility (CRF) for the past year as a Data Coordinator. I am working closely with the Data Manager and other members of the Operations Team to ensure that the data in our system is of high quality and accurately reflects the activity of the CRF through routine data cleaning. A key part of my role involves supporting staff with the use of our CRFManager database, and reviewing and redesigning the training for this system.
Our Data Coordinators work closely with nurses and researchers to ensure that credible, accurate data is available on time to meet the requirements of our research sponsors. The Data Coordinators provide a key supportive role to the clinical teams in the NIHR Sheffield Clinical Research Facility (CRF), assisting in the delivery of timely, high quality data entry for a large portfolio of clinical research activity. The team not only work with internal staff but closely with researchers and sponsors to ensure the credible, accurate data is available on time to meet GCP requirements.
During the summer of 2017, I completed a 3-month internship at the NIHR Sheffield Clinical Research Facility (CRF) as a Data Coordinator and since then have graduated from Plymouth University with a BSc and an MSc. Having worked directly for the CRF and worked in research whilst at university, it became a passion which I wished to follow, therefore leading me to re-join the CRF as a full-time Data Coordinator.
Our Receptionists provide a welcoming, friendly and efficient reception service to support patients and participants, relatives and research staff from all clinical disciplines. They ensure the smooth running of participant visits by welcoming people when attending for visits, booking transport and ordering patient records. They are at the heart of the NIHR Sheffield Clinical Research Facility (CRF).